Episode 43: Easter, Orson Welles, the Church of Tyson

In this week’s history segment, Tim and Tom talk about Easter, both the ancient and modern traditions. They look at a great essay┬áby British writer Sam Kriss about Neil deGrasse Tyson, and they look back at a wonderful little film┬áthat NASA produced in 1975 starring the great Orson Welles. All that and the magic numbers.

Episode 42: Ego Depletion, Saint Patrick, Spring Break

In this week’s news segment, Tim and Tom talk about Ego Depletion, a long-standing concept in the psychology literature that may turn out to be bunk. In the arts section they talk about spring break, and in history they discuss the real-life Saint Patrick. All that and the magic numbers.

Episode 41: Competition, JPL Posters, The Telephone

This week, Tim and Tom talk about new social science research regarding competition, they look at a series of posters put out by the Jet Propulsion Lab, and they observe the anniversary of the invention of the telephone, and why it was spurned by its inventor. All that and the magic numbers.